Saturday, October 18, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Chapstick Lesbian"

A "chapstick lesbian" is a woman who exhibits some masculine traits but does not fully fit the role of a butch woman. Some expressions of a "chapstick lesbian" may include but are not limited to short hair, male clothes, and a masculine attitude.

8 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

Ah. Never heard of chapstick lesbian. Thanks!

Laurie said...

Heard of 'lipstick' lesbian.....

Love the new words...

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Renee said...

What exactly are masculine traits or a masculine attitude? Gender is fluid and at all times we are continually negotiating. The idea that there is a specific was to be masculine is all a matter of social construction.

Queers United said...

glad you guys like the new words.

renee - whether we embrace gender stereotypes or reject them the social construction exists. i guess people who would identify as chapstick lesbian embrace those gender dichotomies while choosing to blend them a bit.

Kyels said...

I think Ellen commented once on her show that she was and is a chapstick lesbian.

:D

Heather J said...

could it be that i am a...
chapstick or-bisexual?
just wondering if i can intermingle these words. ;)

Queers United said...

Sure why not heather, these words are always taking on a new meaning and thats the beauty of sexuality and gender it is complex and diverse.

I am an or-queer, and hey I had to make that one up as far as I know.

CrackerLilo said...

I love that. It makes me think of my wife--can you be a Chapstick lesbian if you like to wear red lipstick? (Goes so well with Snow White coloring and a Detroit Red Wings jersey!) It's definitely a good descriptive for women like Ellen.

I love all your Words of the Gay, actually. Even if people don't use the words, it helps your readers understand all the colors in the rainbow a little bit better.

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